Sunday, July 11, 2010
I was also impressed with how the spicier and sexual aspects of this book were written; they certainly raised my internal temperature and made me wish that I could take Sophie's place. This is a book that I can easily see myself reading again and again. I do hope that we get to see these characters again in another book by Ms. McKnight.
…Ms. McKnight does an excellent job of transitioning [Sophie, Sam and Jordan’s] relationship from best friends to potential and eventual lovers. All three characters grow throughout this story, from one of the men realizing that the love he feels towards Sophie is the familial kind and that he wants it to remain that way to the other man realizing that he wants Sophie in an amorous and possibly permanent relationship. What is really emphasized is that what makes all of their relationships work is trust, that the giving and receiving of trust is paramount to any real love.”
ROMANCE JUNKIES also gave the book 4.5 Blue Ribbons!!
Reviewer Chrissy said:
“Ava McKnight's Satisfying Sophie is a story that will stand out in readers' minds long after you've read the final page. Sophie has never talked about what happened to her with anyone, and it's carried over into all facets of her life. You'll fall in love with all the characters. Jordan and Sam are exactly the kind of friends that Sophie needs. They're non-judgmental and care for her happiness above all else. This is a beautiful story, Ms. Knight. I hope to see many more like this in the near future.”
Thanks to Maria and Chrissy for the wonderful reviews! Satisfying Sophie is on sale now!!! Buy it here!
Satisfying Sophie by Ava McKnight (aka Calista Fox
Sophie has never had an orgasm. Too much guilt and a horrific teenage tragedy have left her self-conscious about her body. But her two roommates and best friends, Sam and Jordan, find Sophie beyond desirable. Together, they set a steamy seduction into play that awakens Sophie’s passion…and her love for Sam.
Both men are more than willing to help satisfy her sexually. To finally free herself from the pains of the past and accept love in her life, Sophie must reveal her darkest secret to Sam. And hope he returns her love, even knowing her deepest flaws.
Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title A Subtle Seduction and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
"I loved this story by Ms. McKnight; it was everything that a reader could want in a spicy contemporary romance. The characters are spectacular and the story was a joy to read. … Both Jewel and J.T. decide to take a risk on acting on their mutual attraction and the story heats up. The spicy elements of the story are done very well and I did need to fan myself a few times. I was very satisfied with how the romance between Jewel and J.T. grew and how they became emotionally involved and it is during this process that we get the back story on how Jewel had been hurt in the past and on J.T.’s dissatisfaction with his life. Both issues are resolved in a very satisfactory manner by the end of the book, which has a happy ending. I look forward to reading more from Ms. McKnight."
Also received this review from Joyfully Reviewed! In short, here's what reviewer Joy had to say about the story:
"Passion simmers in island heat. Island Fantasyhas all the right parts for the perfect whole: hot hero, sexy heroine, surf, sand and sun. Not only do the parts make the perfect whole but it’s also done in such a way that held my attention and gave me a warm feeling. It was so easy to fall for JT and I felt for the bad experience the Jewel had. Island Fantasy is a light-hearted story perfect for the warm days of summer. This is a story that will go into my short story library to be read again and again—no matter the season."
Island Fantasy is on sale now in e-book format at Ellora's Cave!